The Making of Modern Economics: The Lives and Ideas of the Great Thinkers / Edition 1

The Making of Modern Economics: The Lives and Ideas of the Great Thinkers / Edition 1

by Mark Skousen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0765604809

ISBN-13: 9780765604804

Pub. Date: 03/06/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This book presents a bold, engaging and updated history of economics—the dramatic story of how the great economic thinkers built today's rigorous social science. Noted financial writer and economist Mark Skousen has revised this popular work, now in its third edition.

This comprehensive, yet accessible introduction to the major economic philosophers of the

Overview

This book presents a bold, engaging and updated history of economics—the dramatic story of how the great economic thinkers built today's rigorous social science. Noted financial writer and economist Mark Skousen has revised this popular work, now in its third edition.

This comprehensive, yet accessible introduction to the major economic philosophers of the past 225 years begins with Adam Smith and continues through the present day. The text examines the contributions made by each individual to our understanding of the role of the economist, the science of economics, and economic theory. Boxes in each chapter highlight little-known and entertaining facts about the economists' personal lives that had an influence on their work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780765604804
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/06/2001
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.58(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.96(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures, Illustrations, Photographs, and Tablesxi
Acknowledgmentsxv
Introduction1
1.It All Started with Adam13
2.The French Connection: Laissez Faire Avance!45
3.The Irreverent Malthus Challenges the New Model of Prosperity67
4.Tricky Ricardo Takes Economics Down a Dangerous Road91
5.Milling Around: John Stuart Mill and the Socialists Search for Utopia115
6.Marx Madness Plunges Economics into a New Dark Age131
7.Out of the Blue Danube: Menger and the Austrians Reverse the Tide167
8.Marshalling the Troops: Scientific Economics Comes of Age193
9.Go West, Young Man: Americans Solve the Distribution Problem in Economics223
10.The Conspicuous Veblen Versus the Protesting Weber: Two Critics Debate the Meaning of Capitalism243
11.The Fisher King Tries to Catch the Missing Link in Macroeconomics267
12.The Missing Mises: Mises (and Wicksell) Make a Major Breakthrough285
13.The Keynes Mutiny: Capitalism Faces Its Greatest Challenge319
14.Paul Raises the Keynesian Cross: Samuelson and Modern Economics351
15.Milton's Paradise: Friedman Leads a Monetary Counterrevolution379
16.The Creative Destruction of Socialism: The Dark Vision of Joseph Schumpeter413
17.Dr. Smith Goes to Washington: The Triumph of Market Economics431
Index459
About the Author487

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